Brief: In Malaysia, Vehicle Type Approval (VTA) is a procedure conducted on all vehicle models before the registration process is done. This is done to guard the identity, dimension, weight, build characteristics and the specifications of the vehicle to ensure that it is compliant with the stipulations set under 1987 Road Transport Act and the Road Transport Rules. To ensure the procedure is conducted smoothly and transparently, a committee known as the National Committee for Type Approval and Homologation was formed to assess each VTA application to make sure that the vehicle adheres to all the requirements.
The National Committee for Type Approval and Homologation chaired by the JPJ Director-General and comprises of various government and private agencies such as Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia（SIRIM）, Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research （MIROS）, Ministry of International Trade and Industry（MITI）, Ministry of Transport（MOT）, Malaysian Customs, Computerized Vehicle Inspection Center（PUSPAKOM）,Environmental Department（ JAS）, Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism（KPDNKK）, Standards Malaysia and also the Malaysian Automotive Institute (MAI).
Certification of the scope of the new models must be completed by the National Type Approval Committee for approval, JPJ inspection of the implementation of the vehicle type approval (referred to as VTA), the parts must be completed parts type approval (CTA), before entering the Malaysian market.
VEHICLE TYPE APPROVAL (VTA)
Malaysia fully adopted the UNECE vehicle technical regulations, the use of internationally accepted vehicle type approval system, therefore, in the classification of vehicle products, Malaysia is consistent with international practice, that is, in full accordance with the UNECE regulations and the EU vehicle type approval framework of the Technical Directive 2007/46/EC to classify and define.
Partial technical requirement for the vehicles of category M in Malaysia are as follows:
Rear Registration Plate Lamp
Brake lamp performance
Radio Interference Suppression
Door Latches and Hinges (M1 only)
UN R13; R13H
Safety Belt Anchorages
MS 75; UN R14
Prevention of Fire Risks
MS 1175; UN R16
UN R17; R80
Protection Against Unauthorised Use
MS 1742; UN R18; UN R97; UN R116
Front Fog Lamps (If fitted)
Interior Fittings (M1 only)
External Projection (M1 only)
Advance warning triangles
Audible Warning Device
*For a full version of the technical items and for other vehicles, please contact ATIC
COMPONENT TYPE APPROVAL (CTA)
The Component Type Approval (CTA) Approval Application aims to ensure that every automotive component / system that has been gazetted in the Customs Order (Prohibition on Imports) for domestic supply and sale complies with the mandatory standards set as in the Table below.
MS 1; or UN R22
Child Safety Seat / Child Restraint System
UN R44; or UN R129
New Brake Lining or Brake Pad
New Pneumatic Tyres
UN R54; MS 149:2018; or MS ISO 1394:2017(second revision); or MS ISO 1394:2018(third revision)
New Retreaded Pneumatic Tyres
UN R108; UN R109; MS 224:2005
Speed Monitoring Device
Gas Discharge Headlamp / Bulb for Motor Vehicle
UN R98; or UN R99; or MS ISO 303:2004
Seat for Motor Vehicle
UN R17; or UN R25
CERTIFICATION PROCESS1. Project application and preparation of materials2. Send samples for testing and obtain a single E-mark certificate3. Register and submit documents4. JPJ inspection vehicle5. Review by the Malaysian National Type Approval Committee6. Issuance of VTA certificates after approval7. Post-market surveillance
ATIC GLOBAL HOMOLOGATION RESEARCH AND VEHICLE CERTIFICATION DEPARTMENT
ATIC Automotive Regulation Research and Automotive Homologation Team is dedicated to global automotive regulation research, homologation procedure research and homologation project management. Based on ATIC digital platform, our team provides a series of automotive compliance services including market access solutions, technical verification, regulation interpretation, regulation database and update, training and Q&A, etc. ATIC automotive experts are nominated by European technical service and authorities covering all EU/UN regulations for M/N/O/T/L/NRMM category vehicle, system, component and separate technical unit. Authorities includes Netherlands (e/E4), Sweden (e/E5), Luxembourg (e/E13), Ireland (e/E24), Cyprus (e/E49) and San Marino (E57).
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